[Mailman-Users] bug adding user, and archiving gets "shunted"

Lucio Chiappetti lucio at lambrate.inaf.it
Fri Apr 1 09:57:40 CEST 2011

On Thu, 31 Mar 2011, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> This error is due to one of several known incompatibilities between
> Mailman versions older than 2.1.12 and Python 2.6 or later. See the
> FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/pYA9>.

I read the FAQ, which was however last updated in 2009.

This MIGHT not be a problem, because I'm running tests (as a sort of power 
user) on my machine (suse 11.3 installed last december), but this is NOT 
the target system. I'm pretty sure the target system will have suse 11.4 
which came out recently.

suse 11.3 bundles mailman 2.1.11-13.2 and python 2.6.5-2.11 (however they 
provide separately mailman 2.1.14-21.1 and python 2.7-43.1)

suse 11.4 bundles mailman 2.1.14-4.7.1 and python 2.7-8.2 (and provides 
also 2.7-43.1)

I am really confused by all these minor subsubversions.

Is the suse 11.4 mm/python coupling sound ?
If so I will tell our sysadm to proceed, and pass on my test experience.
I might do a few further tests on my machine and occasionally report 
problems here (be free to reply "usual 2.1.11/2.6 incompatibility").

Eventually I could upgrade mailman on my test machine (but not python)
if that is likely to work (just to test also the upgrade procedure).

> If suse is packaging Mailman 2.1.11 with the Python 2.6.5 that you are 
> apparently using, this is a serious suse packaging problem.

I could report a bug, however if their 11.4 packaging is sound, they are 
likely to consider it irrelevant.

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